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Morrissey calls for end to ‘Soviet Britain’ in lengthy online post

Morrissey has called for an end to “Soviet Britain” following accusations of support for the far-right.

The singer and former frontman of The Smiths has become the centre of controversy for his supposed support of the right-wing political group For Britain.

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Chelsea Supporters Trust criticise club over Europa League final arrangements

Chelsea Supporters Trust has criticised the club over their handling of ticket arrangements for next week’s controversial Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku.

Fans of both clubs have already slammed UEFA over its choice of the final venue, but Blues supporters believe Chelsea ...

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IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland

The reliance of foreign firms on the economy has been further signalled with an IDA-backed management course aimed at training management for Irish subsidiaries of multinationals.

The Irish Management Institute, or IMI, said the new qualification came about following “research carried ...

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Court must consider man accused of breaking Official Secrets Act was 'spoofing', judge told

The barrister for a Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) employee accused of disclosing sensitive information has said his client was “spoofing” when he discussed details of an IRA murder case.

In his closing speech in the eight-day trial at Dublin District Court, defence barrister ...

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Seven injured after explosion on Lyon street

Seven people have been injured after an explosion on a busy street in the French city of Lyon.

It was reported that a small package exploded and French President Emmanuel Macron called it an “attack” during a live interview about the European Parliament elections.

Kamel ...

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Roddy Doyle honoured at West Cork film festival

Roddy bleedin’ Doyle!

It was a case of The Snapper and the Yapper in Schull today as the Fastnet Film Festival handed the novelist one of two inaugural awards for outstanding contribution to cinema, while at a well-attended noontime Q&A Doyle outlined his thoughts on the creative ...

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Irish nurse struck off register here over working in UK while unregistered

An Irish nurse whose work in a UK nursing home was described as “excellent” has been struck off the register of nurses here by the High Court arising from findings of professional misconduct.

The misconduct findings against Denise Ann Wilson arose from a complaint in June 2015 by the ...

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‘My end goal is to win’ – Osaka eyeing more grand slam glory in Paris

Naomi Osaka is not letting her relative inexperience on clay get in the way of her ambition to continue her winning grand slam run.

The 21-year-old is the top seed at a grand slam for the first time having held onto the world number one spot since winning her second consecutive major title ...

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Roger Federer plays down his chances ahead of Roland Garros return

Roger Federer returned to Roland Garros unsure whether he can write yet another extraordinary chapter in his storied career.

The 37-year-old is making a first appearance at the French Open since 2015 having skipped the clay season for the last couple of years to try to give himself the ...

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Tyler, The Creator taunts Theresa May over resignation

Tyler, The Creator has responded to Theresa May’s resignation as British prime minister – cheekily announcing “im back”.

The US rapper was banned from entering the UK in 2015 by May, then UK home secretary, due to lyrics said to encourage “violence and ...

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Adam Levine leaving The Voice in the US after 16 seasons

Adam Levine is leaving the US version of The Voice after 16 seasons.

Carson Daly made the announcement on NBC’s Today show, adding that Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair.

The Maroon 5 frontman wrote a lengthy Instagram post Friday, saying the ...

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Countdown’s Rachel Riley expecting baby with Pasha Kovalev

Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev are expecting their first child together.

The Countdown star announced the news on Instagram and Twitter using a picture of herself cradling a baby bump on the set of the Channel 4 game show, with the letters on the board spelling out “R TINY ...

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US planning to send 1,500 troops to Middle East

The US will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, Donald Trump has confirmed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.

The president told reporters on the White House lawn that the troops would have a “mostly protective” role. ...

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Hunt for fugitive who vowed to surrender if he got 15,000 Facebook likes

US police are searching for a fugitive who failed to honour an agreement and surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media.

Jose Simms has seven arrest warrants and is being sought as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on charges ranging ...

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Profits surge at firms of Irish rugby players as pub firm prospers

Profits at the commercial firm operated by former Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip last year more than doubled to €124,324.

New accounts filed by Heaslip’s Sabra Management Ltd show that the firm was sitting on accumulated profits of €313,656 at the end of June last.

The ...

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Investors weigh prospects for Irish shares under probable new hard-Brexiteer British prime minister

The fall of Theresa May pushed sterling slightly higher, but only after the currency had fallen sharply in the past week on the prospect her probable successor, hard Brexiteer Boris Johnson would drive Britain out of the EU without a deal.

Irish shares, whose pound earnings in Britain ...

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Urgent appeal for more examiners to mark Junior and Leaving Cert papers

An urgent appeal has been issued for teachers to correct Leaving and Junior Cert exam papers with less than a fortnight to go before the examinations begin.

Examiners are urgently needed for nine Leaving Cert and 10 Junior Cert subjects in what has become an almost annual ...

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Boy, 12, charged after Derry disorder

A boy has been charged with riotous behaviour following disorder in Derry on Thursday.

The 12-year-old was also accused of possessing an article with intent to damage property.

He is due to appear at the local Magistrates’ Court next month.

Trouble broke out in the ...

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Daughter of woman left with brain injuries after brutal rape calls for longer prison sentences

The daughter of a woman who was left with life-changing injuries following a brutal rape has called for longer prison sentences for violent criminals.

In April 2018 Anthony Cassidy, a father-of-one with an address at Tinryland, Carlow, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape ...

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Woman who was lured into relationship with man when she was 14 awarded €300k by High Court

A 32-year old woman who sued, claiming she was groomed by a bus driver when she was a schoolgirl and later allegedly sexually assaulted by him, has been awarded €300,0000 by a High Court Judge.

Sinead Lay, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said, was just 14 years of age in September 2000 when she ...

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Contest begins to replace Cable as Lib Dem leader

The Liberal Democrats will replace Vince Cable with a new leader on July 23.

Mr Cable said it was time for a “new generation” at the top of the party but pointed to expected gains at the European elections as a sign that “we are in an excellent position” to lead a ...

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